The National Chairman of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Samuel Ofosu Ampofo, says he is confident of retaining his seat at the party’s next national delegates congress.
Ofosu Ampofo said no politician in the party, not even the legendary Johnson Asiedu Nketia, popularly known as General Mosquito, can unseat him as Chairman.
Ampofo made his claims during an interview with Kumasi-based Oyerepa TV.
“I know everyone has a talent in the party, and my talent is that I am a party builder. I build the youth and give some opportunities to rise through the ranks of the party. The party is experiencing transformation and revolution under my leadership. Let me say that I will defend my title and retain my seat. In spite of whoever comes up against me, I will defend and retain my seat,” he said.
Sources within the National Democratic Congress have hinted that General Mosquito might be interested in a promotion from General Secretary to National Chairman and hence might contest for Ofosu Ampofo’s post at the party’s upcoming National Delegates Conference.
The move is said to be part of a larger plan to unseat John Dramani Mahama as the party’s flagbearer to save the party from another possible electoral defeat.
But the former Local Government Minister under the John Dramani Mahama administration said irrespective of his opponent, he is confident he has put in the work over the past four years to be easily given another mandate by the party’s delegates.
He warned delegates not to rock the boat ahead of a potentially tricky fight against the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) in 2024.
“What we need now as a party is not flexing of muscles. I am not saying that competition is not good, but we must tread cautiously and protect the unity and cohesiveness of the party. When you are in opposition and you don’t have money, what you need is unity, and unity is strength,” he added.